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Communities of Color Hit Hardest by COVID-19 and Lack Trust in Healthcare

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Quest’s researchers continue to invest in documenting the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color to help combat health inequities. Below are 2 key studies developed as part of our Health Trends series.

COVID-19 had a greater impact on Black and Hispanic communities, even when controlling for other risk factors

Because few states report COVID-19 testing rates by race/ethnicity, our researchers did an indirect assessment by comparing:

Give it a Shot: The Latest on the Flu & COVID Vaccine

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The latest episode of the American Heart Association’s YouTube show “House Calls” features Ruth Clements, Vice President/General Manager, Infectious Diseases & Immunology and Leader, Quest for Health Equity:

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Quest Diagnostics Receives Coveted Koop Award

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Quest Diagnostics was honored to receive the Koop Award for our employee wellness program.

Reducing Health Inequities While Expanding the Pipeline to Create a More Diverse Health Care Workforce

Quest Diagnostics makes more than $3 million commitment to American Heart Association efforts to expand research and mentorship opportunities for Black and Hispanic scholars, and drive hypertension management and COVID-19 relief
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DALLAS, October 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ — The American Heart Association (AHA), the leading public health nonprofit devoted to a world of healthier lives for all -- through a significant commitment from Quest Diagnostics -- has announced an aggressive expansion of several key initiatives designed to reduce health inequities in vulnerable communities while increasing the ranks of diverse health care professionals.

Addressing the Healthcare Needs of Underserved Communities

COVID-19 has revealed the need to address health equity now
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Steve Rusckowski is chairman, chief executive officer and president of Quest Diagnostics. In 2020 the company launched Quest for Health Equity (Q4HE), an over $100 million initiative focused on addressing inequities in health care that affect underserved populations across the U.S. Quest serves half of the hospitals and one-third of the U.S. population annually. The company provides results for nearly two million tests daily, ranging from routine testing to breakthrough genetic testing.

Over Half of U.S. Children Have Detectable Levels of Lead in Their Blood, Finds Quest Diagnostics Health Trends® Study Published in JAMA Pediatrics

Nationwide analysis of blood lead levels in children under six years of age finds ties between exposure, older homes, and poverty, and race Above-average elevated blood lead levels found in 24 states
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Engaging Student Journalists to Promote Health Awareness

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Information is power, helping people to make the right decisions. At Quest, our data reveals insights which empowers better health.  Quest for Health Equity (Q4HE) is also empowering better health by supporting a group of aspiring health journalists.

Healthy NewsWorks (HNW) empowers elementary and middle school students in underserved communities to become researchers, writers, critical thinkers, and confident communicators who advance health understanding and literacy through their factual publications and digital media.

Black and Hispanic Communities Are Lagging in Getting Vaccinated. How These Organizations Are Trying to Change That

by Eric Berger
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At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ruth Clements worked 18 hours a day for Quest Diagnostics as the leader of a $100 million initiative, Quest for Health Equity, to close healthcare gaps exposed by the virus.

“I know everything that you could think of when it comes to COVID-19,” says Clements, who also serves as GM of the company’s infectious disease and immunology section.

Learn More About Quest’s Commitment to Patients, Clients, Employees and Communities by Reading the Company’s Annual Corporate Responsibility Report

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SECAUCUS, N.J., September 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, recently released its Annual Corporate Responsibility Report for 2020.

Titled "A Year of Challenge and Change," the report features the company's contributions to combating the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as programs and partnerships that demonstrate the company's commitment to positively impacting our patients, clients, employees and the communities in which we operate. 

Quest Diagnostics Releases Annual Corporate Responsibility Report

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Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today released the Annual Corporate Responsibility Report for 2020.

Titled "A Year of Challenge and Change," the report features the company's contributions to combating the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as programs and partnerships that demonstrate the company's commitment to positively impacting our patients, clients, employees and the communities in which we operate. 

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